Estonia's Velmenni to release Li-Fi broadband LED bulbs in 2018-19

Velmenni is taking a bold stance on the emerging Li-Fi technology trend, announcing that it will deliver a line of LED light bulbs that will support multi-Gbps data speeds. A number of researchers say that Li-Fi has a theoretical top speed of 224 Gbps. Although Li-Fi is primarily a line-of-sight technology, researchers say they have seen success with reflected light to expand the reach of Li-Fi indoors. 

According to a BBC News report, Velmenni recently completed the first real world test of visible light spectrum-based Wi-Fi. During the trial, Velmenni used a Li-Fi-enabled light bulb to transmit data at speeds of 1 Gbps. While it's unlikely that Li-Fi will surpass traditional Wi-Fi, one of its selling points is that it does not interfere with other adjacent radio signals in a home or business. However, critics point out that the technology isn't a good fit for outdoor use because direct sunlight could interfere with its signal. BBC News article

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